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Kenny & O'Ziggy's
2327 Post Oak Blvd., 713-871-8883
SLIDESHOW: St. Patty's Day Preview
Starting at 6 p.m., Kenny & Ziggy's will be offering its corned beef and cabbage dinner (which includes two sides and a house salad) and a bottle of Harpoon Keltic Ale for $17.99.
Khun Kay Thai Cafe
1209 Montrose, 713-524-9614
This Thai cafe will be offering food specials with such whimsical names as The Wee Folk (dumplings with a "mischievous sauce"), Thai-rish Kisses (fried bites of chicken or tofu), Wearin' the Greens (a variety of green vegetables with shiitake noodles and shrimp), A Pinch on the Thai (chicken with vegetables and chiles) and A Pot o' Gold (Hor Mok made with green curry and served in its own pot).
Kung Fu Saloon
5317 Washington, 713-864-0642
From 11 to 2 a.m., celebrate St. Patrick's Day Kung Fu-style with drink specials and free games.
801 St. Emanuel, 713-522-2010; 27126 Northwest Fwy., 281-758-2514
Come St. Paddy's Day, Lucky's will be fully decked out with leprechauns, bagpipers and green beer for its fifth annual St. Patrick's Day Festival. Doors open at 9 a.m. 94.5 The Buzz will be broadcasting live, and visitors will enjoy entertainment from 12 bands and four DJs. Join in the party at either of the two locations. The St. Emanuel location will be the destination for the Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade, and will be the official after-party location.
2239 Richmond, 713-522-7118
The party at Mugsy's features live music from Sammy Hundley, green beer, burgers, wings, and drink specials all day.
Next Door Bar and Lounge
14714 Memorial Dr., 281-493-0307
From 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., visit Next Door for its Sham-Rock the House St. Patrick's Day Bash. The event is free, and will feature $3 green beer, $2 green jello shots, $4 St. Paddy's Day shots, $5 Irish car bombs and $18 green beer towers.
Numbers Night Club
300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551
Numbers will be celebrating with a St. Patrick's Day blowout. Those above the age of 21 can enter for free, although donations are welcome, and those below the age of 21 get in for $5. The entertainment includes Ancient Astronaut Theory, The Ballistics, Twenty Eleven, Papaya, Shadow Hound, Daze and Daze, DJ Rob Bass, DJ Dontkidurself and DJ J. Oddio.
5920 Richmond Ave., 713-784-7722
This party will feature live music from the Weston Brown Band and the Lonely Piper, a chance to see the Ireland v. England rugby match, traditional Irish fare such as stew, corned beef and cabbage, and green beer. There is no cover after noon.
18307 Egret Bay Blvd., 281-335-0002
Celebrate the day with a visit to Shamrock Fest 2012, which will feature Saturate, Born From Ruins, the CB Kings and South.
Sherlock's and Baker St. Pub & Grill
1952 W. Gray, 713-521-1881 (and seven other locations)
All eight Sherlock's or Baker St. Pub and Grills in Houston will be serving up green beer and live musical entertainment.
7440 W. Greens Rd., 713-477-3000
Enjoy all-day drink specials and complimentary Irish-themed buffets, and feast your eyes on plenty of long legs and lace.
2128 Portsmouth, 713-533-1199
Swing by for bagpipers, live music, Irish fare and rugby. The party runs from 11 to 2 a.m. and is free.
Tailgating Sports Grille
9607 FM 1960 West, 281-890-8393
The Grille's party, St. Paddy's on the Patio, will feature such festive drinks as green beer, Irish car bombs and Lucky Charm shots. Visitors will also have the pleasures of live musical entertainment, Irish pub grub and door prizes.
5647 Westheimer, 713-629-6200
There will be drink specials all day as well as complimentary Irish-themed buffets and plenty of scantily clad lasses.
2200 Southwest Fwy., 713-528-6399
The Mezzanine wants to be sure you have a good time on St. Paddy's Day, so it's putting on a few drink specials, including: $3 Guinness pints, $4 car bombs and $2.50 green beer. In addition, the lounge will be providing live music, free parking, free Irish stew and karaoke, all for no cover. And, to make sure your good time on the big day keeps on rolling, the Mezzanine will also have its St. Patrick's Day Hangover event, with a $4 Bloody Mary bar and all-you-can-eat crawfish.